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  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • During World War I, Newport News port was biggest supplier of war horses for British army

    Three months after the first shots of World War I rang out in August 1914, the withering brutality of the fighting in Europe reached across the Atlantic and began reshaping Hampton Roads with an unforeseen power. Though the United States would not enter...
  • Giant horse pens in Newport News served World War I doughboys

    Two months after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Army selected its principal ports of embarkation for sending a massive expeditionary force to Europe. Writing in a June 20 memorandum to the chief of staff, Quartermaster Gen....
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865 an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...
  • Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday

    Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday
    You'll want to grab a jacket Wednesday, but it should be a fairly pleasant day outside. The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 48 degrees dropping to a low of 33 overnight. Conditions should be...
  • Broward goes after Uber underground taxis

    Broward goes after Uber underground taxis
    Uber underground taxi service doesn't like Broward County's cab laws, so the technology giant isn't following them. The company's defiant stance set off a legal battle this week. County officials will send a cease and desist letter to Uber, warning...
  • Big things in small packages

    Diminutive work is the name of the game in one of Hampton Roads' largest and most popular invitational art shows, which returned this past month to the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton. But after five previous annual installments of "Small...
  • UPDATE: Strong thunderstorms moving through Hampton Roads through evening

    UPDATE: Strong thunderstorms moving through Hampton Roads through evening
    5:06 p.m. update: A cold front is expected to continue moving through the area through the evening, bringing isolated thunderstorms that may bring gusty winds and brief heavy rain, according to a weather statement from the National Weather Service. ---...
  • Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News

    Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News
    The Peninsula School for Autism's annual Aces for Autism golf tournament was held at the James River County Club in Newport News on Sept. 15 and raised $42,500, according to a school spokeswoman. The tournament "brought out 96 golfers for camaraderie,...
  • Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine

    Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine
    Virginia, famous for its country ham, is also becoming known for its oysters and wine. Seven different regions of the Chesapeake Bay and along the Eastern Shore are producing some of the world's best oysters. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently declared...